Ricochet Rabbit

 

rico2

 

Ricochet Rabbit (voiced by Don Messick) worked as a sheriff in a Western setting called Hoop ‘n’ Holler. Ricochet, true to his name, would bounce off stationary objects yelling “ping-ping-ping!” His deputy Droop-a-Long Coyote (voiced by Mel Blanc impersonating Ken Curtis) was never able to be as “jumpy” and would end up crashing through a window, or some similar accident except on one occasion when Ricochet and Droop-a-Long were running away from a bear. Unfortunately for both of them, the bear also managed to bounce off.
In addition to his speed, which enabled him to outrun even bullets, Ricochet was known for using trick bullets against his opponents (for example, a bullet that would stop in mid-flight and hover while striking the bad guy with an impossibly oversized mallet or drawing a target on his nose and punching the target, or exploding after inside bigger compartments of the bullet).
Ricochet Rabbit’s catchphrase consisted of three quick pings; “ping, ping, PING!”, followed by him referring to himself in the third person; “Ricochet Rabbit!” The “Ping” is often mistakenly misquoted as a “Bing”. In the episode “Rapid Romance”, Ricochet clearly signs an autograph for a fan using the word “Ping”.